23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
train:  10​h 15​min
2
Jacksonville
— 1 night
bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Get some historical perspective at Art Deco Historic District and Art Deco Tours. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Miami is an approximately 23-hour combination of train, flight, and tram. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Miami. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in December since evenings lows in Miami dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

1
night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Jacksonville road trip site .

Traveling by car from Miami to Jacksonville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Miami in December, expect Jacksonville to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fort Clinch State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens ©
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum ©
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
You'll explore and learn at Center for Civil and Human Rights and The Patch Works Art & History Center. Cathedral of St. Philip's and Centennial Olympic Park will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Jacksonville to Atlanta by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in December, things will get little chillier in Atlanta: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Patch Works Art & History Center ©

3
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lotz House Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Museum-lovers will get to explore Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville. Take a break from Nashville with a short trip to Bowen Plantation House in Goodlettsville, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), examine the collection at RCA Studio B, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get slightly colder in Nashville: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

6
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and New York City Hall. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Nashville to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Nashville to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in December, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Gettysburg National Military Park. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (Gettysburg National Cemetery & Little Round Top), Springfield United Methodist Church (in Springfield) and George Washington's Mount Vernon (in Mount Vernon). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online route planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Washington DC are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Arlington, Springfield United Methodist Church, George Washington's Mount Vernon
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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